Salah chases a ball over the top and he wins a corner off the legs of Vazquez tracking back for the home side. Vinicius is the second youngest scorer for Real Madrid in a UEFA Champions League knockout match, after Raúl in March 1996 against Juventus. ASENSIO CAPITALISES ON A MISTAKE FROM ALEXANDER-ARNOLD!!!! The Liverpool defender makes a terrible error at the back directing a header straight to Asensio, who converts from close range. Kroos floats a ball over the top, which seems innocuous enough.
It’s the 13-time winners versus the six-time winners in a repeat of the 2018 final. Struggling to keep your excitement under control as we finish the countdown to kick off? Why not pass those last five minutes by checking out our Haaland exclusive and a Real Madrid ploy. Liverpool have progressed from this stage of a European competition on 19 of 25 occasions – the last time they failed to do so was in against Chelsea in the CL.
• Real Madrid have scored two or more goals in eight of their last nine UEFA Champions League home games. • It is now seven consecutive matches between Real Madrid and Liverpool in UEFA competition in which the team scoring the first goal has gone on to win. The team news comes early in the Champions League, usually minutes before kick-off.
And now he is eyeing more success down the road for the Reds, starting with tonight. Liverpool’s convincing win at Arsenal at the weekend was crucial in restoring confidence for Jurgen Klopp’s men, with the Champions League their only chance of silverware this season. It will see Eder Militao and Nacho form a partnership in central defence, while Karim Benzema – Madrid’s saviour so often this season – starts. The big news of course is Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane are absent through injury and a positive Covid-19 test. Six-and-a-half years have passed since Liverpool last faced Real Madrid on their own soil.
The visitors have a vital away goal as Salah scores from close range. Jota works his way through the Madrid defence and he sees his shot trickle into the path of Salah. The forward takes a touch before burying his strike past Courtois from six yards out. VAR has a check for offside, but the Egyptian is level with Vazquez, which allows the goal to stand.
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The final position in the XI goes to Karim Benzema, who has scored 24 times in 33 appearances for Los Blancos this season, including five goals in six Champions League appearances. Diego Simeone’s side have had a real problem with scoring goals this season, netting just 25 times in 24 games as they struggle to deal with the loss of Antoine Griezemann in the summer. It was the riposte of a team that is not easily shaken. Just as they were not fazed when Liverpool got an away goal here. Jurgen Klopp’s team were utterly outplayed for the first 45 minutes and went in two goals down, but re-emerged energised and enjoyed their brightest spell of the game. Whatever Klopp said behind closed doors worked.
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